(CBS/AP) No. 20 Northwestern (9-3) will face Kentucky (7-5) in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Nashville, Tenn.

Here’s a capsule of the matchup.


Kentucky: RB Benny Snell Jr., 1,318 yards rushing, 18 touchdowns, 5.1 yards per carry

Northwestern: RB Justin Jackson, 1,154 yards rushing, nine touchdowns, 4.5 yards per carry


Northwestern has a seven-game winning streak. Jackson and 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne of Wisconsin are the only Big Ten players ever to rush for 1,000 yards in four straight seasons.

Kentucky: The Wildcats are making a second straight bowl appearance. This marks the first time Kentucky has earned bowl bids in back-to-back seasons since 2008-09.


Northwestern beat Kentucky 7-0 on Oct. 20, 1928.


Kentucky: Fifth Music City Bowl appearance and 17th bowl berth overall. The Wildcats own a 2-2 Music City Bowl record.

Northwestern: First Music City Bowl appearance and 14th bowl berth overall.

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